The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

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The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by tbz3425 on Wed May 20, 2009 10:57 pm

OS: Vista Home Premium 64 bit.

Vista Indexing service has stopped working on my machine. In the Control Panel Indexing options the message shows "Indexing is not running."

As a result I am not able to index and search through my Outlook email (Office 2007).

The event viewer shows the following repeated message in the application log:


Log Name: Application
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Search
Date: 5/20/2009 3:34:06 PM
Event ID: 1006
Task Category: Search service
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: PatrickHenry
Description:
The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index. Internal error <7, 0x80071a91, Failed to save Crawl Scope Manager changes: file:///C:\Windows\*>.

Event Xml:



1006
0
2
1
0
0x80000000000000

48428


Application
PatrickHenry





7
0x80071a91
Failed to save Crawl Scope Manager changes: file:///C:\Windows\*




I have tried to fix the problem using the techniques suggested in the following links but without success:

http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=48290
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85803-index-windows-search-service.html

I would like to avoid having to rebuild my system.

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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by Doctor Inferno on Thu May 21, 2009 10:41 am

Hello, are you using any registry repairing softwares?

I think the list of "errors" registry software finds deletes certain registry keys on reboot which causes these problems.


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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by tbz3425 on Thu May 21, 2009 1:46 pm

I have Windows Onecare installed, but no other registry repairing software.

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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by tbz3425 on Fri May 22, 2009 3:51 pm

Bump

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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri May 22, 2009 4:34 pm

Hello,

Start >> regedit >> Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search\SetupCompletedSuccessfully

See if the value is set to 0, if it's not, then set it to '0'.


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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by tbz3425 on Fri May 22, 2009 4:38 pm

The value was already set to '0'.

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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri May 22, 2009 4:43 pm

Hello,

I'll try my best to think of a solution for you tomorrow. Heading to bed now.


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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat May 23, 2009 2:44 am

Hello, let's try this:

Step 1: Stop and disable the Indexing Service

The Windows Desktop Search relies on the Windows Search service, so the Indexing Service is no longer necessary for indexing. Please stop and disable it by the following steps:

Start >> Run >> type services.msc >> Ok >> On the right pane select Indexing Service >> Set the "Startup type" to Disabled and stop the service >> Ok.


Step 2: Rebuild the Windows Search Index

Start >> Control Panel >> Indexing Options >> Advanced >> Rebuild >> Ok.


Restart the computer and try again.


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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by tbz3425 on Sat May 23, 2009 4:39 am

When I try to do step 2, the Rebuild button is disabled.

Thanks.

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Re: The Windows Search Service has failed to create the SystemIndex search index.

Post by Doctor Inferno on Sun May 24, 2009 2:12 pm

Hmm... See if this helps:

http://www.msoutlook.info/question/47


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